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Female choice and annual reproductive success favour less-ornamented male house sparrows
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1999 (English)In: PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON SERIES B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, ISSN 0962-8452, Vol. 266, no 1421, 765-770 p.Article in journal (Other scientific) Published
Abstract [en]

Theories of sexual selection usually assume that female preferences for male ornamental traits are fixed and always likely to favour the largest or most extravagant sexual ornaments. This is not, however, always necessary or likely, particularly in resour

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ROYAL SOC LONDON , 1999. Vol. 266, no 1421, 765-770 p.
Keyword [en]
reproductive success; Passer domesticus; mate choice; direct benefits; sexual selection; female choice; PASSER-DOMESTICUS; SEXUAL SELECTION; BADGE SIZE; HONEST ADVERTISEMENT; MATING PREFERENCES; BRIGHT BIRDS; TRAITS; HANDICAP; QUALITY; INVESTMENT
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-78616OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-78616DiVA: diva2:106529
Addresses: Griffith SC, Uppsala Univ, Evolutionary Biol Ctr, Dept Anim Ecol, Norbyvagen 18D, S-75236 Uppsala, Sweden. Uppsala Univ, Evolutionary Biol Ctr, Dept Anim Ecol, S-75236 Uppsala, Sweden. Univ Queensland, Dept Zool, St Lucia, Qld 4077, Australia.Available from: 2008-10-17 Created: 2008-10-17 Last updated: 2011-01-14

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